The Former Resident Visa (Subclass 151) lets former Australian permanent residents and eligible people who served in the Australian Defence Force live in Australia.
Former Resident Visa (Subclass 151) holders can:
To apply for a Former Resident Visa, candidates must:
To apply for a Subclass 151 visa as a former permanent resident, candidates must:
To apply for a Subclass 151 visa as someone’s as a former Australian defence force member, candidates must have completed at least three months of continuous Australian defence service
Service members who were discharged before completing three months of service due to being discharged medically unfit are also eligible to apply for a Former Resident Visa.
The Former Resident Visa is a permanent resident visa, meaning it lets visa holders live in Australia indefinitely.
Former Resident Visa holders can travel to and from Australia for up to 5 years for as long as the travel facility remains valid.
To continue travelling after the initial five years, the resident must apply for a Resident Return Visa or consider applying for Australian citizenship.
Former Resident Visa applicants can include immediate family members in their application either:
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